Policy Paper: Reforming Youth Corrections

This Policy Paper offers recommendations for policy-makers and decision-makers in the juvenile justice system, particularly those engaged with correctional and supervision of convicted children. The recommendations were formulated based on the findings of a comparative study on the child justice systems of 10 EU member states – Bulgaria, Cyprus, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Spain, and Sweden – that managed to identify common deficiencies in the training of prison and probation staff working with convicted children. This list of recommendations is intended to guide policy-makers on how to improve the training opportunities for this group of professionals and to better ensure that they possess the essential skills and knowledge required for their crucial role in dealing with convicted children.

The publication is available in English, Bulgarian, Greek, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese.

Full text in English (Adobe PDF, 1.17 MB)

Full text in Bulgarian (Adobe PDF, 1.47 MB)

Full text in Greek (Adobe PDF, 1.57 MB)

Full text in Italian (Adobe PDF, 1.38 MB)

Full text in Spanish (Adobe PDF, 1.39 MB)

Full text in Portuguese (Adobe PDF, 1.44 MB)


The comparative study is available here.